APHIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Require the Use of Electronic Identification in Cattle and Bison

On January 19, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal, Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published a proposed rule requiring the use of visually and electronically readable identification ear tags for use in the interstate movement of cattle and bison. The rule would also clarify and amend certain requirements pertaining to record retention and record access requirements.

Written comments are due by March 20, 2023.

Advocacy contact: Send an email to Prianka Sharma at prianka.sharma@sba.gov or call at (202) 205-6938.

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